Here's Paul White from SOS talking about how he did a mix recently: "My approach to this mix combined my usual housekeeping chores and some core strategies, with other techniques adopted on the fly." It would be really interesting for me to compare my experience in these three categories with other people's experience. Anybody interested? A possible beginning: the usual housekeeping chores. * I put a highpass on just about everything I mic and get rid of low end stuff that contributes nothing except noise to the mix. * I use automation to silence the longer gaps between sounds. * For stuff like my amped and miked guitar, I use noise reduction to get rid of the amp hiss. * I color-code tracks to make it easier to navigate quickly and accurately around a multitrack mixing window. What are you doing in this category that I'm not?